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February 11th, 2012 09:41 PM #1Senior Member
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Harry Potter Names - Would you use them?
There are a LOT of interesting names in the Harry Potter series, and I'm trying to figure out which ones are actually usable in the real world. I'm posting a similar thread in the Boys category, this is just girls names. What do you think?
MeropeCurrent faves for boys: Kieran Blake ♥ Judah Kyler ♥ Declan Micah ♥ Felix Anthony ♥ Rhys Brennan
Current faves for girls: Arabella Quinn ♥ Lyra Charlotte ♥ Kara Penelope ♥ Jessamine Claire ♥ Maren Evanna
I'd love some votes on my name list: http://www.babynames.com/namelist/9796308
February 11th, 2012 09:55 PM #3
I'm not a big HP girl (actually hate the series, but that's a whole different story, haha), but I love Aurora! Isabelle Aurora Grace is my top choice for a girl. I also like and would possibly consider (in the right combo) Luna, Hermione, Mirabella/Mirabelle, Araminta, Ginevra, Emmeline, Bellatrix (although I prefer Beatrix and Isabelle/Isabella/Annabel/Annabella/Mirabelle/Arabella), and Rowena.Ashley
twenty-something name lover dreaming of adoption.
Isabelle | Arianne | Olivia | Violet | Rachel | Liliana | Charlotte | Eleni | Hannah | Eva | Catherine | Tess | Zara
Caleb | Everett | Asher | Jack | Grayson | Avery | Brody | Bailey | Spencer | Samuel | Charles | Boaz | Sawyer
February 11th, 2012 09:58 PM #52O - Aries - Slytherin - Daycare Assistant Teacher
Names of the moment:
Adriana | Alena | Laurel
Newest thoughts for little ones: Angelo - Caspian - Eden | Brisa - Gisele
February 11th, 2012 10:00 PM #7Senior Member
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Athena Beatrice - Beatrice Cecile - Eleanor Anne-Sophie -Myriam Beatrice - Meredith ElizabethAmbrose Aristide - Ulysses Aristide
Girls: Bérangère, Bérénice, Honorine, Mazarine Boys: Augustin, Emeric, Hugo, Lambert, Lucien, Maxence, Yves
February 11th, 2012 10:01 PM #9Senior Member
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I love some of them but wouldn't use them for certain reasons, others there is no way I would ever even consider them, haha.
Hermione - No. Too recognizable as a HP character, though lovely.
Ginevra - I love this name, but can't see using it on an actual child.
Luna - I would use it maybe as a middle name.
Andromeda - Middle name.
Celestina - Nope. Not my style.
Jocelind - Looks too made up.
Aurora - Love! This has been on my list for a while with the nn Rory.
Emmeline - Love this name. Is one of my neices, so won't be using it myself
Mirabella - Pretty, but not my style.
Lavender - I like this, but probably not enough to ever consider using it. Maybe in one of my stories.
Araminta - I really like this for some reason. Not sure if I would ever actually use it, though.
Bellatrix - Nope. And not just because the character is awful. I just don't care for the name.
Nymphadora - All I think is Nymphomaniac and Dora the Explorer. Though I love Tonks, her given name is just not on my radar.
Lysandra - I love the name Lysander for a boy, so I like this as well. But I think I'll leave it just on my boys list.
Narcissa - Narcissistic.
Elladora - Meh.
Marietta - A town in Pennsylvania where my two brothers-in-law are from.
Rowena - Love. Would totally use it.
Honoria - I prefer simple Honor, but likely wouldn't ever use that.
Pansy - Can't get past the way this one would be teased.
Minerva - Oh I love Professor McGonagall! Not sure if I could use the name though.
Astoria - Not my style. Plus, isn't there a hotel somewhere call the Astoria, or am I imagining that? It might have just been in a tv show, haha.
Melania - Love.
Augusta - Not my style.
Charity - This one and...
Merope - This one are really the only two I strongly dislike.
Edited to add these from a pp:
Padma - I would feel weird using this because it doesn't really fit my culture and I don't know how that would be perceived.
Ariana - Very pretty, but reminds me of an annoying character from Days of Our Lives, haha.
Daphne - Not awful, not sure I'd ever use it. Maybe for a pet!
Millicent - Nope. Dislike.
Fleur - Maybe a middle.
Gabrielle - Pretty, but not my style.
Lily - Lovely! Definitely a middle option for me.
Molly - One of my dogs growing up. A great name, but yeah. She was my puppy.
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February 11th, 2012 10:06 PM #11Renaming myself;
something quirky, British and elegant.
August - Edmund - Dexter - Jasper - Felix - Henry
Violet - Beatrice - Florence - Olive - Harriet - Antigone - Clementine - Henrietta - Hermione - Wilhelmina - Ottilie - Persephone
Please vote on my name list!: http://www.babynames.com/namelist/9812834
February 11th, 2012 10:18 PM #13
February 11th, 2012 10:47 PM #15
Hermione - never.
Ginevra - no way. Ginny, maybe.
Luna - oh heck. no.
Andromeda - nice.
Celestina - pretty. Actually just met one but she's 10 yrs older than HP.
Jocelind - pretty.
Aurora - nice.
Emmeline - nice.
Mirabella - nice.
Lavender - yes!
Araminta - yes!
Bellatrix - never.
Nymphadora - no way.
Lysandra - pretty.
Narcissa - no way.
Elladora - smush name.
Marietta - pretty.
Rowena - usable.
Honoria - nice.
Pansy - wimpy.
Minerva - no way.
Astoria - LOVE this! I love visiting Astoria, OR but I hate that it get confused with Waldorf.
Melania - no.
Augusta - this no, August yessir!
Charity - not a virtue name I like.
Merope - nope.
Okay so basically I would only use a HP name it was one of a minor character only. I wouldn't want someone's first reaction to be, Oh - like in the movie HARRY POTTER? gag. Unless you have a dear Aunty Minerva Hermione I wouldn't touch the big names!! Lavender Honoria would be really nice though!“And remember, my sentimental friend, that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.” L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz
February 11th, 2012 10:50 PM #17Senior Member
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Hermione, love this name but wouldn't use it on an actual child
Ginevra -- prefer Genvieve
Luna -- yes, I would use Luna. I know several kids named Luna
Celestina -- I prefer Celeste
Jocelind -- I love Joselin/Jocelyn and would use the Joselin spelling
Aurora -- I prefer Aurelia
Emmeline -- definitely would use
Mirabella -- no, too frilly for me
Lavender -- no
Araminta -- this is a family name, but I wouldn't use it
Bellatrix -- definitely not. Yikes, HBC in her fright wig!
Nymphadora -- another definite no. Nymphomaniacs, anyone?
Lysandra -- I don't like this or Lysander
Narcissa -- while I like the Catalan Narcis, I don't like the girl's version. I much prefer Jonquil
Elladora -- no
Marietta -- no. too much like Marietta Georgia
Rowena -- yes, I love Rowena. I love Ivanhoe!
Honoria -- yes and yes to Honour, which I prefer
Pansy -- no. I prefer Posy and Poppy
Minerva -- yes. Although I prefer Athena/Athina
Astoria -- as in Queens? And Jackson Heights? I don't think so.
Melania -- no. Melanie Wilkes, bleh
Augusta -- yes, I love Augusta. Makes me think of the great character Augusta Doe in Moore's opera
Charity -- no. I have several students named Charity though. I prefer the Catalan Merce.
Merope -- no
What happened to Katie and Parvinder?
February 11th, 2012 11:03 PM #19Senior Member
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Just be careful that if you are purposely using one of these names as a reference to Harry Potter, to choose a desirable character to be named after, I'll break it down:
Lavender, Pansy, Padma - ok seriously, those three are annoying!
Andromeda - pretty but I wouldn't actually name someone that.
Bellatrix - she's nuts. on the upside it's not a particularly bad name.
Merope, Lysandra, Charity - I personally just think these names are sort of ugly.
Narcissa- horrible name because of "narcissistic" so no, I don't think this ones very good
Nymphadora - ok not even she liked this name!
Hermione, Ginny, Luna - Kickass!
Celestina- that's such a pretty name! And since Celestina Warbeck is rarely mentioned it's not a big deal.
Jocelind, Aurora, Emmeline, Araminta, Elladora, Marietta, Minera, Augusta - These are all pretty and normal names so nothing wrong there.
Minerva and Rowena - BEST NAMES (After previously mentioned Kickass names) They are beautiful and the characters are pretty cool rolemodels. Even if McGonnagal does only give them 5 points for killing the troll first year...
I noticed you left out a couple really good ones which are also just names in general:
Myrtle (jk, I think that one's a no too)
Gabrielle (Fleurs sis)